Friday, January 02, 2009

Greetings from Beijing

Our travel was seamless. Norfolk to New York-no problems. However, in New York we had to leave our terminal and go through security again. I was a bit stressed, just due the cash and the fact it is New York. But, it went well. We boarded our flight and luckily we all sat together. The flight was very long, but, the No-Jet-Lag and melatonin made for a somewhat comfortable and long sleep. All in all, the girls and I probably slept 10 out of 13 hours. Joe probably spent the most time awake.
Arriving in Beijing at night was disappointing only because we could not see much of the city. however, the airport, new for the olympics was beautiful!
Tomorrow is a day chalk full of activities; Great Wall, Tiannamen, Forbidden City, exchanging cash, lunch, all in the 30 degree weather and before 5 pm. Breakfast starts at 6:30 and we leave at 9.
So that is it so far. It is 9:15 pm. No one is tired yet. Probably a good thing, but we shall see tomorrow!
Just FYI for those of you preparing to travel here. I can access blogger directly (at least in Beijing).
More tomorrow with photos!


FinsUp said...

Yey! Step 1 to Flora! (Or step 568, depending on when you start counting.) I am incredibly impressed at your airplane sleeping abilities.

Have a great time touring!

Tiffany said...

Have a great day!!!!

Rebecca said...

WOO HOO! I'm so glad to hear you and your peeps are and sound! Can't wait to hear how your heart pretty much stops when you first set your eyes on the Great Wall!

Take lots of pics!

R :)

Donna and Joe said...

We are right behind you...we leave on Thursday, so I'll be following your blog for a little while.

I hope you have a great day of touring despite the busy schedule and cold weather! Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Donna :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you made it safe and sound. What time did you arrive in Beijing? We landed at 2 pm and had several hours of daylight left. We had two days of touring in Beijing on Fri. and Sat. Impressed with your ability to sleep on the plane. I only managed about 2 hours and it was off and on. Keep us posted with pics! I wish I was there right now!

Lisa & Brent